Guidelines for strata-landed housing developments fine-tuned

Developers will have to set aside at least 45 per cent of the land area for communal open space, up from the current 30 per cent. -BT

Sheng Siong plans to operate supermarkets in China

Sheng Siong plans to hold a 60 per cent interest in the joint venture, which will have US$10 million in registered capital. -BT

5 things about HDB's Lease Buyback scheme

Owners of four-room Housing Board flats can now sell part of their lease back to the Government to supplement their retirement income. -ST

Another M'sian stock record at 7.67 billion shares

"The movement of the penny stocks has been getting out of hand." -The Star/ANN

Koh Boon Hwee couldn't kill a rabbit

That's why he decided not to be a doctor and became a corporate head honcho instead. -ST

Ebola outbreak making Chinese investors skittish

Ebola epidemic casts a shadow over Africa's largest economy, and many firms have put expansion on hold. -China Daily/ANN

$50 rental for space in Orchard Road?

If you do not know the concept, you will struggle to make sense of this shop. -My Paper

Singapore's wholesale trade falls 6.1% in Q2

The drop was largely due to the metals, timber & construction materials sector, which registered a double-digit decline of 14.9% -BT

DBS named best APAC bank

DBS Bank has been named the best bank in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Global Finance magazine's World's Best Banks 2014 Awards. -BT

Actor-host Paul Foster hates using credit cards

Fans may be used to local actor-host Paul Foster spouting lines on TV, but few know that behind those good looks lies a savvy investor. -ST

More buzz for future Jurong tenders

Developers are expected to take a keener interest in future state land tenders in Jurong Lake District - whether for residential, commercial or hotel projects. -BT

Lump-sum CPF withdrawal, lease buyback change hailed

Observers glad for options for accessing CPF funds, but warn against blowing away retirement kitty. -BT

PM Lee's call for culture shift lauded by employers, unions

Singapore needs a culture shift that allows workers to advance regardless of whether they hold a university degree, PM Lee said. -BT

Tips on paying for your first home

Plan carefully, make adequate provisions for what is likely to be your biggest purchase. -ST

OCBC raises the bar with a huge sweetener

"OCBC is shoring up its core equity capital and ensuring that its reserves are in place." -My Paper


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A small nation with no natural resources seeking compatible new industries for a long-term relationship and a cutting-edge technology looking for hard-working, reliable partners to help it take the next step forward. -ST